Our Current Priests

Dr. Narender  "Vedalankar”

In one of the villages of Uttar Pradesh, India, Dr. Narender was born on 1st January, 1959. He completed this primary education there and was moved further for intermediate in Gurukul Jhajar (Haryana) and then to Gurukul Kangri Vishavvidyalaya, Haridwar, India.

He successfully obtained degree of Ph.D in Vedic Philosophy in 1993.

Dr. Narender Ji

Dr. Narender Ji

He served as an editor of an important magazine “Aryamitra” from 1993 to 1994. He served as Principal from 1994-1995 in Nigmagam Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Gunj, Daranagar, Bijnaur. He played a very significant and impressive role of a Vedic Priest in Vivek Vihar–New Delhi–India and its neighbouring areas. Simultaneously, he also worked as a teacher in D.A.V School, Chandra Nagar–Ghaziabad. He propagated Vedic Dharma from 2006 to year 2008 at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi.

He also served Arya Pariwars as a free lancer priest in Delhi.

From 19th August 2011, he is serving Arya Samaj Nairobi and is immensely liked by Arya pariwar of Nairobi, Kenya.

Acharya Yesh Pal Angira

Acharya Yesh Pal Angira
Acharya Yesh Pal Angira

Acharya Yesh Pal Angira was engaged on 17th March, 2003 as a priest in Arya Samaj Nairobi. He has done M.A. in Indian philosophy and has got a diploma in Yoga and degree in music from Gandharv Mahavidyalaya New Delhi. Acharya Angira is also conversant with Ayurveda. He has won the hearts of Arya–Samajists by his melodious religious songs (Bhajans) in a short period. He conducts Yoga classes, which are becoming popular day by day. He performs Havan yajna and delivers religious discourses and conducts Satyarth Prakash classes also. 

Shastri Mwangi Arya

Shastri Mwangi Arya was appointed priest of Arya Samaj Nairobi in March 2007 after returning from Mauritius where he undertook intense Vedic Studies for three and a half years. During his studies, he was holistically trained as a Vedic Priest.

Shastri ji had developed immense love for Vedic knowledge and had studied many books related to Vedic Dharma even years before his training as a Vedic Priest. He is the first African native to have qualified as a Vedic priest. He is well versed with all Vedic Sanskars and rituals and delivers discourses on all Vedic subjects. He is also well acquainted with many of the other world religions following his studies on Comparative Religion from the University of Nairobi. He is very close to the children of the Arya Samaj pariwar as he conducts the children’s havan on the last Sunday of every month.

Besides his priestly duties, Shastri ji teaches Religious Studies in the Arya Samaj Secondary schools.